South Sudan joins United Nations family

Ban Ki-moon (right) shakes hands with Riek Machar Teny, Vice President of South Sudan

South Sudan is set to become the 193rd member of the Untied Nations after the Security Council recommended its admission to the world body.

The newest African nation declared its independence from Sudan on 9 July after over two decades of civil war between north and South Sudan.

Derrick Mbatha has compiled this report.

Duration: 2’23″

Related Story: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39026&Cr=south+sudan&Cr1=

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